Lilbits Leaks: Walmart’s Android TV stick, Qualcomm’s next-mid-range laptop CPU, Samsung’s Galaxy A phones

Walmart’s working on a media streamer powered by Google’s Android TV software. The company hasn’t actually announced the new product yet, but an FCC listing spilled the beans. Meanwhile Evan Blass has spilled the beans on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A72 smartphone, Windows Future has spilled a few beans about Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon processor for mid-range […]

Paranoid Android returns with a stable Android 10 ROM

Once upon a time Paranoid Android was one of the most innovative custom ROMs for Android smartphones. Its developers added features for power users, and spent time rethinking Android’s navigation buttons, notifications, and other core features. But things have slowed down in recent years, and the last stable build of Paranoid Android was released in […]

Samsung Gear S3 hackers working on custom kernel, recovery, and maybe even Android Wear port

Samsung’s first smartwatch may have shipped with Google’s Android Wear software, but every smartwatch the company has released since then has been powered by the Linux-based Tizen operating system. But hackers have a history of creating custom ROMs for Samsung watches that let you do crazy things… like install Android Wear. Now xda-developers forum member […]

TWRP alpha released for Google Pixel phones (but you might not want to use it yet)

It’s been nearly a month since Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones have hit the streets. They’re the first phones to ship with Android 7.1 Nougat software with support for file-based encryption and seamless updates, thanks to a new partitioning scheme. But hackers who have been rooting smartphones and flashing custom ROMs for years have […]

CyanogenMod 14.1 brings Android 7.1 to some older phones

Phone makers may be slow to update some older phones to the latest version of Android (if they ever update them at all), but there’s a robust team of independent developers building custom ROMs for many phones, tablets, and other devices. CyanogenMod has long been one of the most popular, not only for bringing new […]

Jide talks plans for 2016 (Remix OS for any PC, custom ROM for the Pixel C, and more)

It’s been about a year since Jide unveiled a desktop-friendly version of Android called Remix OS, and in that time the company has run two successful Kickstarter campaigns, launched a tablet and a inexpensive mini desktop, and worked with a number of device makers to load Remix OS on their devices. Now Jide is taking a […]

Now you can install MIUI 7 on dozens of non-Xiaomi phones

Xiaomi may be in the business of developing its own smartphones, but the company’s Android-based software can also be installed on other devices… and now it’s possible to install the recently unveiled MIUI 7 ROM on 69 different devices. The list of phones that you can install MIUI 7 on include the Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus […]

Would you run an Android Auto custom ROM in your car?

Android Auto is a platform that brings a stripped-down version of Google Android to in-car entertainment systems, allowing you to use Google Maps for navigation, Google Play Music (or third-party apps) to listen to tunes, and voice commands to make phone calls or compose or listen to text messages. Not satisfied with the default behavior […]